What is the Artillery Systems (ArtySys) Team?

The Artillery Systems (Arty Sys) Team, part of the Land Equipment Operating Centre, is responsible for Through Life Delivery and support of 15 projects, both in-service and procurement, from sensor to shooter. The team is grouped into:

  1. Surveillance & Target Acquisition Systems: responsible for the Acoustic Sound ranging Programme (ASP), Lightweight Counter Mortar Radar (LCMR), Mobile Artillery Monitoring Battlefield Radar (MAMBA) and Man-portable Surveillance and Target Acquisition Radar (MSTAR). This group is currently procuring the Dismounted Joint Fires Integrator (D-JFI), a suite of equipment that provides enhanced precision targeting information for Fire Support Teams as well as life extension programmes for MAMBA, ASP and MSTAR.
  2. Command, Control & Targeting Software Applications: manages the Fire Control Battlefield Information System Application (FC BISA) and the NATO Armaments Ballistic Kernel. It is currently procuring the Defence Targeting Toolset which will provide a suite of targeting software to enhance rapid and effective communication between target acquisition and weapon systems as well as FC BISA v4.0 which will improve FC BISA functionality and allow digital fires ensuring that the UK maintains interoperability with allies.
  3. Indirect Fire Platforms: responsible for the 105mm L118 Light Gun and 13Pdr Guns used on ceremonial duties.
  4. Precision Artillery: responsible for the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) and the GPS Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS).

Reference

Doing Business with Defence Handbook. Edition 24 (2018).

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